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Kale Red Cactus Pear Quinoa Salad

Kale Red Cactus Pear Quinoa Salad
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This recipe will show you how to make a refreshing salad with a variety of delicious ingredients. With earthy nuts, sweet raisins, fresh fruit, and savory bacon, this salad harmonizes all the delicious flavors to make a healthy meal that does not disappoint.

Recipe
PRE TIME: 27 min
COOKING TIME: 33 min
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr
2 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • ㅤBacon Bowl
  • 5 slices Bacon
  • ㅤFor The Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup White Quinoa
  • 1 Qt Water
  • Fruit and Nut Mix
  • 1 cup Red Cactus Pears or the Roasted Caramelized Figs
  • 1 cup Nut Mix
  • 0.5 tsp. Thyme
  • 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tbsp. Sherry Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Olive Oil
  • ㅤSalad Dressing
  • 1/4 cup Sherry Vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Onion, Diced
  • 1 tbsp. Honey
  • 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • For The Kale
  • 7 oz. Kale
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Onion, sliced
Directions:
【Bacon Bowl】 Step 1
【Bacon Bowl】 Step 1
1
Lay the bacon slices onto a metal bowl upside down and place the bowl onto an oven tray. Bake the bacon on the bowl for 14 to 17 minutes (depending on the thickness) at 180°C / 350°F degrees.
【Bacon Bowl】 Step 2
【Bacon Bowl】 Step 2
2
Make bacon bowl, and bake. After the Bacon is roasted, wait three hours for cooling before you proceed
【Fruit and Nut Mix】Step 1
【Fruit and Nut Mix】Step 1
3
In a bowl put all the 【Fruit and Nut Mix】ingredents. Mix well, pour them onto an oven tray.
【Fruit and Nut Mix】Step 2
【Fruit and Nut Mix】Step 2
4
Bake for 12 to 16 minutes at 180°C / 350°F.
【Salad Dressing】Step 1
【Salad Dressing】Step 1
5
In a blender put all the 【Salad Dressing】(except the oil) ingredients, and blend well.
【Salad Dressing】Step 2
【Salad Dressing】Step 2
6
Slowly pour in the oil while the blender keeps going.
【Assemble】Step 1
【Assemble】Step 1
7
Remove the figs and the bacon from the oven. Let both sit for 3 hours. Remove bacon from the upside-down bowl, it should keep the shape of the bowl.
【Assemble】Step 2
【Assemble】Step 2
8
In a bowl, toss the Kale, and red onion, with a dash of the sherry vinaigrette that was recently made.
【Assemble】Step 3
【Assemble】Step 3
9
In a salad bowl place the kale-onion mix at the bottom, then place the bacon that is in a bowl shape on top and fill the bowl-shaped bacon with the roasted figs mixture.
【Assemble】Step 4
【Assemble】Step 4
10
Enjoy!
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